An Educational Services Department:
Cyberbullying and Bullying (EC 48900(r)) - Amended 7-1-12 (AB 1156)
Expanded definition effective 1-1-13 (AB 1732)
"Bullying" means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act directed toward one or more pupils that has or can reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:
(A) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil's or those pupils' person or property.
(B) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.
(C) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.
(D) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
"Reasonable pupil" means a pupil, including, but not limited to, an exceptional needs pupil, who exercises average care, skill, and judgment in conduct for a person of his or her age, or for a person of his or her age with his or her exceptional needs.
"Electronic act" means the transmission, by means of an electronic device, including but not limited to, a telephone, wireless telephone, or other wireless communication device, computer, or pager.
Including but not limited to, any of the following:
(1) A message, text, sound, or image
(2) A post on a social network Internet web site, including, but not limited to:
(i) Posting to, or creating a Burn Page. "Burn Page" means an Internet web site created for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed above.
(ii) Creating a credible impersonation of another actual pupil for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed above. "Credible impersonation" means to knowingly and without consent, impersonate a pupil for the purpose of bullying the pupil, and such that another pupil would reasonably believe, or has reasonably believed, that the pupil was or is the pupil who was impersonated.
(iii) Creating a false profile for the purpose of having one or more of the effects listed above. "False profile" means a profile of a fictitious pupil or a profile using the likeness or attributes of an actual pupil other than the pupil who created the false profile.
Did You Know?
85% of parents of teens aged 13-17 report their child has a social networking account.
(American Osteopathic Association 2011)
43% of teens aged 13 to 17 report that they have experienced some sort of cyberbullying in the past year. (Internetsfety101.org)Cyberbullying Tactics
- Gossip: Posting or sending cruel gossip to damage a person's reputation and relationships with friends, family, and acquaintances.
- Exclusion: Deliberately excluding someone from an online group.
- Impersonation: Breaking into someone's e-mail or other online account and sending messages that will cause embarrassment or damage to the person's reputation and affect his or her relationship with others.
- Harassment: Repeatedly posting or sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages.
- Cyberstalking: Posting or sending unwanted or intimidating messages, which may include threats.
- Flaming: Online fights where scornful and offensive messages are posted on websites, forums, or blogs.
- Outing and Trickery: Tricking someone into revealing secrets or embarrassing information, which is then shared online.
- Cyberthreats: Remarks on the Internet threatening or implying violent behavior, displaying suicidal tendencies.
If you ever feel threatened or believe you are being bullied, please contact your school site administrator. If after contacting your school site administrator, you feel a resolution has not been reached, please contact the Student Services Department at 909-580-6525.
The Congressionally-mandated Cyber Tip Line is a means for reporting crimes against children including: Possession, manufacture, and distribution of child pornography Online enticement of children for sexual acts Child prostitution Sex Tourism Involving Children Familial Child Sexual Molestation Unsolicited Obscene Material Sent to a Child Misleading Domain Names Misleading Words or Digital Images on the Internet Reports may be made 24-hours a day, 7 days a week online at the CJUSD TipLine.